Buffalo soldiers Publié le 10 août 2007 par custerwest HEROES OF THE WEST: THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS Known to be excellent soldiers, the black units of the US cavalry were feared by the Indians. The Buffalo soldiers (named as such by the Indians because their hair looked like the skin of buffaloes) cleared the hills near the Washita to help Custer attack the base of the Cheyennes raiders in 1868, and chased the Sioux after Little Bighorn. After the battle of the Washita, Custer's men found a diary stolen from settlements in which Indians had made drawings of buffalo soldiers, and the best way to kill them. A proof that the black units were a key element of the victory in the Conquest of the West. Enjoy those short documentaries about US heroes.